I have wanted to try this technique for a while and took the opportunity to do them for the Watercolour demonstration I did last friday.

I realised recently that I love to do challenges – be they colour or sketch and it really gets my creativity going with the little challenge ‘suggestion’. So with this in mind I combined the watercolour rose technique with last week’s sketch from Stamping 411 – a fairly new blog to the stamping world with regular challenges and tutorials.

They have clean simple sketches and I love simple!

Here is my card for this challenge


The first time I saw this technique was on Patty Bennett’s Blog however they use shimmer cardstock which we dont have in our catalogue so I tried it with our lovely gloss cardstock and it really works a treat!

This technique is surprisingly very easy to do and all the ladies loved the outcome when they did it as the make n take last friday.The hardest part is having the patience of waiting for the roses to dry which takes about 20 minutes or so – Friday was such a gorgeous sunny day we popped the roses on the window sill in the sun and they dried in less than 20 minutes.

We did the make n take in two parts with me demonstrating different watercolour techniques in between which seemed to work well and then we finished off the card and I must say that these ladies made some very pretty roses and no two turned out the same even though they all had the same three colours in the re-inkers.

Hope you like this card and I’d love to show you how to make it so contact me today to book in for your watercolour demonstration!



  1. I LOVE this! I just went and watched the video tutorial and can’t wait to try it. My 5th Ave floral set is on it’s way to me now, can’t wait till I get it, this will be first on my list!

    Nic you will love this technique and will need to order lots of reinkers to try more! yes I’m speaking from experience!! ~Leonie~

  2. I’ve been waiting to see these!
    Georgous flowers! I love this technique – I haven’t tried it yet but it’s really georgous!

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